Niles lands four on All-West basketball teams
Published 7:39 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Niles senior Gavin Rasler was the lone selection for the Vikings on the SMAC All-West Division boys basketball team, which was announced recently.
Benton Harbor and Portage Northern both had three players named first team as they shared the division championship with Portage Central, which had a pair of players selected by the coaches.
Niles finished in a fifth place tie with St. Joseph.
Curtis Dawson, Benton Harbor
Jatun Gunn, Benton Harbor
Roy Anderson, Benton Harbor
Braden Burke, Lakeshore
Max Gaishin, Lakeshore
Gavin Rasler, Niles
Austin McCullough, Portage Central
Raine Potts, Portage Central
Caleb Eustice, Portage Northern
Tommy Henry, Portage Northern
Daryn Snow, Portage Northern
Michael Hunn, St. Joseph
Gibson Archer, Lakeshore
Joe Stewart, Portage Central
1. Benton Harbor
1. Portage Central
1. Portage Northern
5. St. Joseph
Despite finishing fourth in the final SMAC West Division girls basketball standings, Niles had three players named to the All-West Division squad.
Seniors Elyse Zimmerman, Jazmin Brann and Emily Gaines were all first team selections, which are choosen by the West Division coaches.
Division champion Lakeshore led the way with four selections, while St. Joseph, which was the runner-up to the Lancers, had a pair of players picked.
Kyrse Gondrezick, Benton Harbor
Taylor Wagner, Lakeshore
Morgan Kaiser, Lakeshore
Sarah Dubbert, Lakeshore
Morgan Shewmaker, Lakeshore
Elyse Zimmerman, Niles
Jazmin Brann, Niles
Emily Gaines, Niles
Mackenzie Pikkart, Portage Central
Katya Campbell, Portage Northern
Shelby Madison, St. Joseph
Anna Fischer, St. Joseph